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COVID besieges Filipino, Vietnamese Americans in Bay Area


#Filipino #Americans and #Vietnamese #Americans are being hit harder by the coronavirus than other #Asian #Americans in #Silicon #Valley.

The rate of new coronavirus cases among residents of #Vietnamese and #Filipino descent is rising faster than among other #Asian groups, #Santa #Clara #County’s health officer, #Dr. #Sara #Cody, said recently.

#Vietnamese #Americans accounted for 28% of coronavirus cases among #Asian #Americans in #Santa #Clara #County between #June 1 and #Dec. 3, yet they make up 19% of the population of #Asian #Americans in the county, according to slides #Cody presented at a #Board of #Supervisors meeting earlier this month.

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#Filipino #Americans, 13% of the #Asian #American population in the county, accounted for 21% of such cases during the same time period.

#By contrast, #Chinese #Americans, #Indian #Americans, #Korean #Americans and #Japanese #Americans were underrepresented in their share of coronavirus cases among #Asian #Americans.

#Vietnamese and #Filipino #Americans are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus among #Asian #Americans in #Santa #Clara #County, health officials say.

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#Among all racial and ethnic groups, #Latino residents have the highest per capita coronavirus case rate in #Santa #Clara #County — more than 4,000 coronavirus cases per 100,000 #Latino residents over the late spring, summer and fall, over six times the rate of its white residents.

#Native #Hawaiian and #Pacific #Islanders in the county also have experienced a disproportionately high coronavirus case rate of nearly 3,000 cases per 100,000 #Native #Hawaiian and #Pacific #Islander residents, quadruple the coronavirus case rate of white residents.

#Black residents experienced double the case rate of white residents, with nearly 1,600 cases per 100,000 #Black residents. #White residents experienced not quite 700 cases per 100,000 white residents.

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#Asian #Americans as a group were observed to have nearly 800 coronavirus cases per 100,000 #Asian #American residents.

New coronavirus case rates are highest among Latino residents in Santa Clara County

#New coronavirus case rates are highest among #Latino residents in #Santa #Clara #County

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https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-12-31/filipino-vietnamese-americans-coronavirus-silicon-valley

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